On A Mission To Track The Flu And Other Infectious Diseases With A Thermometer

December 11, 2014 3:00 PM

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Singh had worked in places like Uganda, Kenya, and India, haggling over the price of AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis drugs with pharmaceutical companies, as an executive with the Clinton Health Access Initiative. “I thought, ‘wouldn’t it be great to know what’s going around?’” he says.

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